‘Haris Rauf’, Now Second Pakistani Fast Bowler To Take 100 T20 Wickets
Haris Rauf, fast bowler of Lahore Qalandars’ has achieved a century of his T20 wickets, attaining from 71 matches, becoming only the second Pakistani pacer to do so.
The right-arm fast-bowler accomplished the 100 T20 wickets mark in a PSL 6 match against Peshawar Zalmi on Thursday night when he dismissed Shoaib Malik. It was his only wicket in the match. It was Rauf’s 71st T20 match.
Previously, Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul from Pakistan, achieved 100 T20 wickets, in their 68th match.
Haris Rauf, after being highlighted during the player development program of Lahore Qalandars’, began his T20 career at the same venue. He played as ‘Lahore Qalandars’ in the Abu Dhabi T20 Cup also. In his debut match, he proved himself on the T20 ground when he took the wicket of ‘Macalister Wright’ of ‘Hobart Hurricanes’. Since then, the 27-year-old fast bowler never looked back.
From his total of 100 wickets, Haris took 30 as ‘Lahore Qalandars’ representative whereas the rest 25 came representing Pakistan in T20Is. He has taken 24 wickets for his domestic regional side Northern, while 21 were taken by him in the Big Bash League representing Melbourne Stars.
Although his favourite opponent seems Zimbabwe as 10 wickets came against it, nine of his wickets were taken against the Sydney Thunders side in the BBL (Big Bash League).
Haris’ favourite stadium, as per the record of his 100 wickets, seems the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, where he has taken 14 wickets. The fast bowler got 11 wickets at Karachi’s National Stadium, whereas in Multan, he took 10 wickets.